Androderm is a testosterone patch that is known to increase the risk of blood clots. If these blood clots get stuck in the lungs, they can cause a life-threatening pulmonary embolism. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, chest pain, coughing up blood, rapid heartbeat, and more. Without treatment, about 30% of cases are fatal.
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Androderm Pulmonary Embolism Risk Information
Androderm (testosterone patch) is approved for the treatment of hypogonadism, a medical condition causing low testosterone. Unfortunately, many lawsuits allege that drug-makers are aggressively promoting testosterone replacement therapy for “Low T” while minimizing risk information about pulmonary embolism.
The Prescribing Information for Androderm includes warnings about blood clots in the legs If these blood clots break loose, they can potentially travel to the lungs, obstruct a blood vessel, and cause a pulmonary embolism. our lawyers are concerned that the risk of life-threatening side effects may outweigh the benefit of Androderm for some patients, especially men without hypogonadism.
Research Linking Testosterone and Pulmonary Embolism
The journal Translational Research published a study linking testosterone and pulmonary embolism. According to Dr. Charles Glueck, the lead researcher on the study, up to 5% of the general population may have a genetic mutation that significantly increases their risk of blood clots and pulmonary embolism from testosterone replacement therapy.
What is a Pulmonary Embolism?
A pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot gets trapped in the lungs. In nearly all cases, the blood clot originates in the lower legs, in a condition called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). If the blood clot breaks loose, it travels in the bloodstream to the heart, which pumps it into the lungs. The clot obstructs blood vessels in the lungs, which prevents this blood from receiving oxygen.
Symptoms of a Pulmonary Embolism
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain (usually sudden, sharp pain that is worst when breathing deeply)
- Coughing, may contain blood
- Cyanosis (blue discoloration of skin, lips, nails caused by low oxygen)
- Dizziness or loss of consciousness
- Heartbeat is racing or abnormal
- Leg swelling, pain, or redness
- And more
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